Pushing Daisies

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  • TV-PG
  • 2007
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.4  (59,462)

Pushing Daisies is a unique and whimsical dramedy that aired on ABC from 2007 to 2009. The show revolves around Ned (played by Lee Pace), a pie-maker with a special ability to bring dead people back to life with a single touch. However, there is a catch – if he ever touches them again, they will die permanently.

Ned uses his powers to help solve murders with the help of his childhood sweetheart, Charlotte "Chuck" Charles (played by Anna Friel), whom he resurrects after she is murdered. Meanwhile, Ned also runs his own pie shop and tries to keep his powers a secret from the world at large.

One of Ned's closest confidants is Emerson Cod (played by Chi McBride), a private investigator who quickly becomes the most hot-headed and humorous character on the show. Together, Ned, Chuck, and Emerson investigate various murders in their town and bring the culprits to justice.

In addition to the main trio, viewers are introduced to a colorful cast of recurring characters, including Olive Snook (played by Kristin Chenoweth), Ned's cheery but unlucky-in-love waitress, and Lily Charles (played by Swoosie Kurtz), Chuck's eccentric and overprotective aunt.

Pushing Daisies is known for its unique visual style, combining bright colors, imaginative sets, and quirky costumes. The show has a fairy tale-like quality to it and often includes whimsical elements like a traveling group of synchronized-swimming nuns, a woman who lives in a giant plastic bubble, and a gang of Norwegian detectives who communicate only through interpretive dance.

The show's humor is a mix of deadpan one-liners and physical comedy, blending together to create a distinct comedic voice. Each episode features a new murder to solve, but in addition to that, the show also explores themes of love, loss, and the consequences of bringing the dead back to life.

Overall, Pushing Daisies is an offbeat and charming series that will take you on a journey through a world unlike any other. It's a show that will leave you laughing, crying, and constantly amazed by its creativity and originality.

Pushing Daisies is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (22 episodes). The series first aired on October 3, 2007.

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13. Kerplunk
June 13, 2009
When one of Lily and Vivian's old synchronized swimming rivals is murdered, the aunts must come out of retirement to solve the case.
Water and Power
12. Water and Power
June 6, 2009
Emerson's old flame offers a bit of quid pro quo in return for proving her innocence in the murder of the owner of the Papen County Dam, who Emerson despises. Meanwhile, Olive takes a liking to Randy Mann, the taxidermist and former client of My Best Friend, Inc.
Window Dressed to Kill
11. Window Dressed to Kill
May 30, 2009
Erin Embry, window dresser extraordinaire for Dicker's department store, is killed and Chuck manages to get the Pie Hole gang on the case. Erin's fans think it was her window-dressing partner, Coco Juniper, who did the deed. Apparently the two artistic minds did not always meet. Meanwhile, Ned loses his zapping ability which causes him a small crisis of identity. How can he assist in solving cases if he can't undead and redead? How does it change his relationship with Chuck? And why are Ned and Olive posing as a couple?
The Norwegians
10. The Norwegians
December 17, 2008
When Emerson turns down Vivian's request to look into the sudden disappearance of Dwight Dixon (recurring guest star STEPHEN ROOT), she turns to another team of private investigators, lead by Emerson's bitter rival, Magnus Olsdatter (guest star ORLANDO JONES - "Drumline," "MADtv"). Magnus and his cohorts are relentless Norwegian gumshoes, ejected from their own country, and their snooping may reveal all of Ned's and Chuck's secrets. IVANA MILICEVIC ("Chuck," "Ugly Betty," "Battle in Seattle") and MICHAEL WEAVER ("Super Troopers," "Notes from the Underbelly") also guest star.
The Legend of Merle McQuoddy
9. The Legend of Merle McQuoddy
December 10, 2008
Elliott McQuoddy hires Emerson to investigate the death of his mother Nora, a lighthouse keeper found harpooned to death on her own light.
Comfort Food
8. Comfort Food
December 3, 2008
Chef Colonel Likken takes a licking, and his widow hires Emerson to find her husband's original recipe that vanished when the Colonel was deep-fried to death.
Robbing Hood
7. Robbing Hood
November 26, 2008
When Gustav Hoffer, the creator of the mechanized yarn-baller, dies during a robbery, his laywer hires Emerson to determine if premeditated murder was planned. Meanwhile, a man out of chuck's past finds her empty coffin and starts asking questions of the aunts.
Oh Oh Oh...It's Magic
6. Oh Oh Oh...It's Magic
November 19, 2008
The Great Herrmann hires Emerson to find out who's trying to kill him, and magic, murder, and mystery mix, while Ned discovers that there's some magic in his father's history.
Dim Sum Lose Some
5. Dim Sum Lose Some
October 29, 2008
A Chinese restaurant owner, Mr. Bao Di, is killed in a seeming accident. His wife hires Emerson to investigate what she believes was murder, and the team discovers that Bao owed gambling debts and used his daughter's hand in marriage as collateral.
4. Frescorts
October 22, 2008
Emerson has to deal with a visit from his mother, and a sexy client who needs his help in solving the murder of her best friend Joe... and Joe had a lot of best friends.
Bad Habits
3. Bad Habits
October 15, 2008
Still at the nunnery, Olive hires Emerson and Ned to investigate the suspicious suicide of a nun. Meanwhile, Chuck wonders what to do with her new life.
Circus Circus
2. Circus Circus
October 8, 2008
A woman hires Emerson to find her missing daughter, and the trail leads to a circus. Meanwhile, Chuck moves out of Ned's apartment, and her aunts visit the Pie Hole.
1. Bzzzzzzzzz!
October 1, 2008
In the aftermath of learning the Aunts' secret, Olive decides to resign as waitress and Lily arranges for her to be checked into a nunnery. Meanwhile, Emerson takes on the case of a woman who died in a bee-related incident.
Where to Watch Pushing Daisies
Pushing Daisies is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Pushing Daisies on demand at Max, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 3, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    8.4  (59,462)